Monday, January 22, 2018
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Winter Sports

Depth Gives Eagles Edge


As if facing rival Ephrata in a meet that opened the Lancaster-Lebanon League Section Two girls’ swimming season wasn’t enough, Cocalico had something extra on Tuesday afternoon at the Ephrata Rec Center.

And it showed in the first swim of the opening event, the 200-yard medley relay, when sophomore Sophie Guthridge returned from injury and entered the water for the backstroke leg.

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Pioneers slip past Mounts


The Lampeter-Strasburg girls’ basketball team rallied from a nine point fourth-quarter deficit to force overtime and knock off Ephrata, 61-60, in double-overtime in the first round of the Ephrata Holiday Tournament on Monday.

After rallying to tie the game at 44 in regulation, Hanna Garber paced the Pioneers with six of her eight points in overtime while Laura Horner also tallied six of her 14-points in extra time.

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Eagles slip by Mounts


Timely 3-point play ignites Eagle girls in win over Mountaineers

Cocalico’s Megan Gingrich accepted the pass from Lyndsay Engle on Wednesday, as Ephrata’s Kenzie Horst draped over her in the paint with the Eagles facing a 7-5 deficit and 5:28 remaining in an offensive quagmire of a first half between the two rivals.

Gingrich turned to her left, lifted a shot over the 5-10 Horst and into the basket while drawing a foul for a three-point play that, ultimately, spurred Cocalico toward a 55-30 nonleague girls’ basketball win.

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Falcons Bolt past Mounts


With the basket and three Ephrata defenders to her back, and the score tied at 18 in the final minute of the first half of a Lancaster-Lebanon League Section One-Two crossover game, Cedar Crest’s Alyssa Austin decided to try something different.

The 6-foot-2 junior dribbled the ball beyond the 3-point line, turned and knocked down a long-range shot, sending the Falcons into halftime with a lead that evolved into a 50-34 victory.

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CD East eliminates Lady Mounts


Points may be what appear on the scoreboard and in the box score, but the defensive numbers that CD East put up in its 59-28 win over Ephrata in Tuesday's night's District 3-AAAA girls' basketball round of 16 were just as impressive as any offensive stats.

The Panthers forced 26 turnovers, and blocked 12 shots put up by the Mounts. They also held the visitors without a field goal for a 13:32 stretch of the first half while building a 30-5 halftime lead.

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